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The best tip … Give It Up!

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1975 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
    Ministry of Health (issuer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.210-1982

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box D

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster showing an ashtray of cigarette ends with the text 'The best tip … GIVE IT UP!' lettered in white across the top of the design.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1975 (issued)

Artist/maker

Mount, (Edward) Reginald, born 1906 - died 1979 (artist)
Ministry of Health (issuer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Signed.

'The best tip … / GIVE IT UP!'
Lettered in white across the top of the sheet as part of the design.

'CIGARETTES HARM YOUR HEALTH'
Lettered in white across the bottom of the sheet as part of the design.

Dimensions

Height: 76.1 cm, Width: 50.8 cm

Descriptive line

'The best tip … Give It Up!'. Colour offset lithograph poster designed by (Edward) Reginald Mount, part of an anti-smoking campaign. Prepared by the Central Office of Information for the Ministry of Health, Great Britain, ca.1975.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Production Note

Prepared by the Central Office of Information for the Ministry of Health.

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Public health; Cigarettes; Propaganda; Ashtrays

Categories

Prints; Health; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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